Frequently Asked Questions
Shipping / Packaging
What is the size of your posters?
Most of our posters are the Japanese B5 size, which is approx 7"x10" (18cm x 26cm), unless stated otherwise.
Larger posters can be found in our
section. For more information about Japanese poster sizes, please
Are your posters authentic or reprints?
All our posters are original Japanese movie memorabilia, produced by the
film industry in Japan for promotional purposes - guaranteed. We explicitly
do not deal in reprints, as these are essentially worthless to
How do I tell a reprint from an original ?
Authentic Japanese posters are very high quality with rich, bright colours and sharp detail. A reproduction on the other hand may
seem blurry and indistinct due to the fact it has often been scanned or photographed before being digitally printed. Check the small text - it should be crisp and sharp.
Another way to tell is the size - Japan almost always uses the 'B' series of paper sizes, rather than the 'A' series common in western countries. Many reproductions are A4 size for instance - when they were never released in this size originally. Note: There are some exceptions, occasionally an original Japanese poster is printed in A4 size, but this is relatively rare.
Most chirashi are double-sided, with the reverse side often bearing the stamp or details of the cinema it was released at. While not all chirashi are double-sided, well over 99% of them are.
And of course, all posters at JPoster are authentic - guaranteed.
How do you grade your posters?
Generally speaking, all our B5 posters (chirashi) are in Excellent or Near Mint condition unless stated
otherwise. If not in Excellent or near Mint condition, a description of the poster's faults can be found listed within the Description of the item. Obviously older posters (Ie: 20 years old +) can show signs of aging and wear. This is to be expected with older items. All our posters are of a quality suitable for collecting or framing, and we do not stock posters graded less than VERY GOOD.
NOTE: Our posters are authentic movie memorabilia, and therefore by their very nature cannot be classified as brand-new or Mint. The minute they were delivered to a movie theatre they became USED. Even if a poster looks perfect to us, we grade it as Near Mint.
Please see our Grading page for further information.
Shipping / Packaging
What are your shipping costs?
Shipping costs are inexpensive worldwide.
Click here for estimated shipping costs and delivery times. Note that our flat-rate
shipping price does NOT include tracking. Orders are sent by International Airmail
using the Postal Service.
Does my order have a tracking number?
No. Our $4 flat-rate shipping cost is the most cost-effective option that we've chosen in order to provide you with the best value possible,
however it does not include tracking. Our postal service charges $USD25 for international tracked delivery, which we feel is too high to be useful. However, if you are placing a large order and would like
to pay for tracked delivery, please contact us and we'll be happy to arrange it.
How do you package my order for shipping?
As poster collectors ourselves, we understand the importance of secure
packaging. The following steps are taken with all B5 Chirashi orders:
- Your order is shipped in a waterproof, light-proof, tear-proof, and puncture-resistant double-layered Mailer Bag.
- Each order is placed between two recycled cardboard inserts to ensure your package remains flat and to prevent edge damage.
My order hasn't arrived, what can I do?
First, please check your estimated delivery date (this is sent in your shipping confirmation email). Note that the
estimated arrival date is an estimate provided by the postal service, and can be affected by delays beyond our control.
If your order hasn't arrived within 7 days of the expected delivery date, please send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can follow up.
What if my order is lost in the post?
Our $4 worldwide shipping is a great deal and we think represents the
best value for getting your order to you. Obviously this price does not
include shipment via tracked parcel or regular insured article which costs a
lot more. (We're talking over 5 times the price, which we doubt anyone would
want to pay!).
The good news is that all postal items are insured by the Postal Service.
In the rare event that your order is lost, we will launch an investigation
with them. They will send you a letter to confirm your address, along with a
form to sign to confirm the package did not arrive. This will not cost you
anything, and is a small price to pay for the free insurance cover provided
by the Postal Service!
Once this form is returned, we will either refund or replace your order.
My order has arrived damaged, what do I do?
In the highly unlikely event that your posters are damaged in transit,
please retain the damaged items along with the original packaging, and contact as
soon as possible. In most cases you will not be required to return it to us.
However in order to claim insurance, you may be required to present the
damaged article to your local post office.
Wherever possible we will endeavour to replace the damaged items, or in
cases where replacements are not available, a refund will be issued.
I want to order multiple copies of a poster, but the shopping cart won't let me
Many of the posters available on the site are rare items, and we have in very limited supply (often just a single copy). We only display posters that we currently have in stock, and you can only purchase up to
the quantity we currently have on hand.
Please see our Returns & Refund Policy here